Cashier Math Test

Use the Cashier Math Test to assess entry-level applicants for basic math and money handling skills such as retail tasks, routine calculations, making change etc. for positions such as cashiers.

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Avoid hiring cashiers or servers without the math skills they need to serve your customers quickly and competently with the Cashier Math Test!  Before you invest time and money to train a new employee, test your applicants’ ability to:

  • Do basic calculations
  • Make change accurately

This test provides the answers you need to make an informed decision.

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Purpose: The Cashier Math Test assesses basic math skills for retail tasks where employees have to do some calculations about the total bill and make change.

When To Use It: Where employees are working a cash register or writing up tickets for retail purchases or meals in a restaurant. The test is appropriate for screening out people with minimal math skills.

Target Group: People applying for retail positions that involve handling money.

High Scorers: People who score high on the Cashier Math Test should be quicker at figuring total bills, making change, and spotting problems with arithmetic.

Low Scorers: People who score low on this test will be slow in figuring customers’ bills and make a lot of mistakes.

Number of Items: 16

Time Limits: None

Validity: This is a test that uses “real-life” situations to evaluate capacity for handling monetary transactions in a retail setting.  Scores are provided as “Percent Correct”.

Sample Items

There are 7 arithmetic problems such as:

$35.50 + 14.35 = (a) 39.85 (b) 39.75 {c) $44.55{d) 49.85 (e) 50.85

And there are 9 word problems such as:

A customer’s purchase is $8.When he gives you $20, what will you give back in change?
(a) $2.00 (b) $12.00 {c) $10.00 (d) $12.99 (e) $28.00

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